Eggnog and waffles? What a great combination! If you love both of these delightful treats you will absolutely love them combined into one tasty breakfast dish.
Of course, you don't have to just enjoy them for breakfast, eggnog waffles make a great dessert alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!
Although eggnog waffles make a great holiday breakfast around the holidays, these waffles are good for any time of the year that you would like to delight yourself and your family with a unique and special dish.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- Its eggnog flavor is decadent and delicious
- It takes simple ingredients and transforms them into something special
- It can be whipped up in no time
- It stars as the main dish in a holiday breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert
- It can be topped with anything from maple syrup to whipped cream
Special Equipment Needed to Make This Recipe
- Waffle iron - A good non-stick waffle iron is essential for a well-cooked waffle in this recipe
- Hand mixer - Using a hand mixer to whisk together the egg whites to stiff peaks is easier using a hand mixer than with a handheld whisk
- Mixing bowls - A set of mixing bowls will help you separate and measure the wet and dry ingredients, while also beating your egg whites. A set that includes a large and medium bowl will do the trick.
- Spatula - To remove the waffles from the waffle iron, use a spatula so that you don't burn yourself or break the waffle
How To Make This Recipe
Sieve all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Whisk the eggnog, egg yolks, oil and vanilla paste in another bowl.
Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form.
Slowly incorporate the egg yolk mixture with the dry ingredients.
Gently fold the whipped egg whites into the eggnog mixture.
Cook the waffles accordingly to manufacturer's instructions. Enjoy!
Be sure to very gently fold your batter into your egg whites little by little in a large bowl. Once you have incorporated all of the batter into the egg whites, give it a couple of gentle folds and leave it be. Overmixing your eggnog batter and egg white mixture will decrease the fluffiness of your eggnog waffles.
What To Serve or Pair With Your Eggnog Waffles
My eggnog waffles are sweet and decadent served just as is. However, accompanying it with a delightful topping, delicious side dish, or cocktail will only make the meal that much better.
If you're really crazy about eggnog, you can accompany your waffles with more of the rich flavors of eggnog in your toppings. There's nothing wrong with just butter melted over your waffles, but sometimes a special meal calls for some more excitement.
Substitutions To This Recipe
Whether you are out of one ingredient or another, or just want to try something different, here are some simple substitutions that can be made to your eggnog waffles.
Eggnog waffles can be made using whole wheat flour instead of white all-purpose flour. Measure the exact same amount of whole wheat flour as all-purpose flour to make your eggnog waffles.
The vanilla paste can be substituted with vanilla extract in this recipe if you do not have the paste available. Vanilla paste is thicker than vanilla extract, with a slightly more intense flavor.
Use a one-to-one ratio to substitute vanilla extract for vanilla paste in this waffle recipe.
Golden caster sugar is commonly found in the UK, but may not be as easily available in other countries. Although golden caster sugar is finer than granulated sugar, it can be substituted in a one-to-one ratio.
Use a blender or food processor to quickly refine the granulated sugar before using it in your eggnog waffle recipes to get the same texture in the waffles.
If you're out of baking powder, you can substitute it with baking soda in this recipe for eggnog waffles. You must use an acid like vinegar or lemon juice to create the same reaction as baking powder.
Use 1/3 of a teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of acid per one teaspoon of baking powder to replace.
Make sure to let your waffle iron get nice and hot before putting your batter into it. This will ensure that it doesn't stick to the iron and cooks evenly.
Variations To This Recipe
This waffle recipe is great as is, but if you or someone in your family has dietary restrictions, it can easily be changed to suit different diets.
- Skip the dairy in your eggnog by making it vegan with dairy-free milk, coconut milk, maple syrup, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. You won't miss the dairy in this version of eggnog.
- Use dairy-free whipped cream to top your waffles instead of regular whipped cream. Dairy-free whipped cream can be made with coconut milk and confectioner's sugar and makes a great replacement for whipped cream made with heavy cream.
How do I store leftover eggnog waffles?
If you've managed to not devour all of the eggnog waffles, simply store the leftover waffles in the refrigerator for up to three days for best results. Aluminum foil or plastic wrap tightly covering the waffles works best.
Otherwise, a Ziploc bag with most of the air removed from it will keep preventing your waffles from drying out.
Can I freeze eggnog waffles?
Yes, you can freeze fresh eggnog waffles. Allow the waffles to cool down completely before putting them in the freezer.
Flash freeze the eggnog waffles by placing them individually on a baking tray next to one another. Place parchment paper under the waffle if you want to prevent them from sticking to the tray.
After about three hours, remove the tray from the freezer, and stack the waffles together in a Ziploc bag with the air squeezed out. Flash freezing the waffles ensures that they don't freeze together, allowing you to pull out as many as you want at a time.
Waffles last for about two to three months in the freezer. As always, eating them sooner than later will ensure that they don't get freezer burn and keep their flavor.
How do I reheat eggnog waffles?
The best method for reheating eggnog waffles is to loosely wrap them in aluminum foil and place them in the oven at 425 degrees for about five minutes. This will lightly toast the waffles without drying them out.
Another method to reheat your eggnog waffles from the freezer is to use the pop-up toaster if the waffles fit. You can also use a small toaster oven to reheat your eggnog waffles, just check them after a few minutes of toasting them on the bread setting.
Eggnog waffles can be reheated in the microwave quickly before going into the toaster, but I don't recommend microwaving them without toasting them as well.
Can this recipe be scaled?
Yes, you can scale this waffle recipe. Simply take the ingredients and double or triple them to make plenty for a big group or for leftovers.